It’s happened to all of us at one time or another. You hit a disgustingly good shot, it gets in or around the cup and comes flying out! It’s a mountain of joy followed by a deep depression in about a second and a half! If you thought it only happens to us hackers, you’re wrong.

Check out Padraig Harrington on No. 11 from last weekend’s Byron Nelson:

You can basically see the smile/smirk that he has when he realizes what happened. Of course a tap-in birdie isn’t the worst thing in the world but when you realize that your ball has literally already touched the bottom of the cup once so far, it’s a bit demoralizing to have to kick it in again.

At least he didn’t hit the flagstick and have his ball go careening off the side of the green in a spot where there’s no way to get the ball up and down and it basically ruins a career round … can you tell this has a personal edge to it? That’s exactly what happened to me when I had a chance to post my best round ever – and to make it worse – it happened on 17! Par on 18 was no consolation because what could’ve been an eagle, or birdie on 17 became a bogey and instead of a career-best, it was just another day on the course.

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